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Clinton Discusses African Growth at 2010 AGOA Conference

AUGUST 10, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton got right to the point in her remarks at the August 3, 2010 annual forum on U.S. trade with Africa and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), noting that corruption, poor infrastructure and trade barriers continue to hold back Africa’s progress. “…we have not seen the diversification of growth of exports that AGOA was expected to spur,” stated Clinton. “So as we praise Africa’s progress, we must at the same time be clear-eyed about the challenges that persist…”

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Stanford Experts Find High-Yield Agriculture Slows Global Warming

AUGUST 06, 2010

According to a new study developed by researchers at Stanford University, advances in conventional agriculture have prevented massive amounts of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

By reducing the amount of biomass burned and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions when forests or grasslands are cleared for farming, the researchers calculate that 590 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions have been avoided.

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